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Raines to replace Reutimann in No. 10 at Michigan

June 13, 2012, , NASCAR.com

After a crash put a premature ending to his day at Pocono last weekend, Tony Raines is getting a second chance to drive for Tommy Baldwin Racing. Team officials confirmed Tuesday that Raines will be replacing David Reutimann in the No. 10 Chevrolet for Sunday's Quicken Loans 400 at Michigan International Speedway.

Raines and Reutimann

Raines climbed into the No. 36 Chevrolet at Pocono when Kurt Busch's one-race suspension created a NASCAR version of musical chairs. With Reutimann subbing for Busch, Dave Blaney moved to the No. 10. However, with Busch returning to Phoenix Racing, some changes to the lineup at TBR had to be made.

"We had a plan with Reutimann driving for the No. 51," team spokesman Heather Lumpp said. "We are sticking with our plan, and Reutimann will be back in the No. 10 at Kentucky."

Where that leaves Reutimann -- who has attempted to make every race this season -- is unclear. He's driven three times for BK Racing in 2012, but a team spokesman said there are currently no plans to add a third car to the entry list this weekend.

Reutimann's 21st-place finish at Pocono tied his best effort in a season in which he failed to qualify for the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte, got caught up in a late-race crash in the Daytona 500, and has retired three times with engine issues. He's currently 32nd in driver points.